OSHA Launches Investigation into NYC Construction Accident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an investigation into the death of a 54-year-old man who was killed in a construction accident in Chelsea on Friday.

About the Fatal Chelsea Construction Accident

According to reports, the accident occurred at 356 Meredith Avenue at around 4:20 pm.

The man was struck by a piece of construction equipment and while he was initially conscious and alert, he soon began experiencing pain and trouble breathing. The man eventually suffered cardiac arrest and was transported to Richmond University Medical Center.

The man was pronounced dead at 5:17 pm.

The identity of the deceased man was not immediately available. OSHA has been notified of the accident and is scheduled to investigate.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. That averages to more than 13 deaths every day.
  • Of the workplace fatalities recorded, 4,379 occurred in private industry and 937 were linked to construction.
  • Among the leading causes of death in construction were:
    • Falls
    • Struck by Object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-in/between
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